06/05 videos

No new IWRG. AAA Lucha Mania may be history, but I’ve got a few matches left I’ve finally got off the TiVo. These all did not air in the US.

  • 04/11 AAA Mexico TV Match 1 – 03/25/07 opener features locals whose names I’m not sure of
  • 04/17 AAA Mexico TV Match 3 – 04/20/07 Laredo Kid, Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Súper Fly vs Gran Apache, Policeman, Super Calo, Toxico AAA (who now has a different name)
  • 04/24 AAA Mexico TV Match 1 – 04/24/07 Jerrito Estrada & Mini Histeria vs Mini Crazy Boy & Mini Joe Lider (presumbably now DTU workers under different names)

IIRC, I found a couple more of these previously but I can’t recall if they made it up the blog. I may track them down.

Next week: Maybe 100% Lucha (which is back on again, plus I still had episodes from March). I’m warning you ahead of time that it’s, uh, interesting wrestling and of the four episodes I’ve taped, one is missing the first eight or so minutes, and two are missing the final eight minutes (including the one with the end of the league tournament.) Didn’t have time to get them done for this week.

666, CIMA & a rooster win titles, Masked Warriors

666 Mexico (SAT) 06/05 Salon Mundet de Azcapotzalco [R de Rudo]
1) Guerrero Universal b Aslan, Nocturno
2) 300 b Xtreme Mask, Corteo
3) Enrqiue Chimeyo b Andy Barrow Jr.
4) Majestik, Mini Zumbido, Sombra Vengadora II, Sombra Vengadora Jr. b Pillo, Rex Dragon, Sepulcro, Sepulcro Jr.
5) Freelance, Hiram, Rran Alebrije b Andy Barrow, Bobby Villalobos, Killer
6) Quidam DQ Katharsis [666 WELTER]

666 is a small Japanese promotion who decided to have a Mexican branch. I have no idea. Main event ended when both wrestlers pulled each other’s masks. The referee, who had been behind champion Quidam all match, decided he won by DQ.

CMLL (SUN) 06/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Black Metal (GDL) b Nocturno
2) Nube Roja & Tondar b Quca & Titanio
3) Infierno & León Blanco b Angelo & Metatrón
4) Delta & Diamante b Dragón Rojo Jr. & Pólvora
5) Gallo b Mr. Trueno [OCCIDENTE LH]
6) Blue Panther, Sagrado, Toscano DQ Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero

Tecnicos took the first, rudos the second, and UG fouled Sagrado in the third.

The replay of the final was not without issues. Gallo took the first fall. Mr. Trueno took the second, but actually, it was Rey Trueno who had pulled a switch with his brother during the fall, changing masks along the way. Mr. Trueno started the third and wrestled the rest of the way. During the third fall, Mr. Trueno tossed his mask to Gallo to draw the DQ, but the referee caught on, grabbed the mask, and put it on Mr. Trueno to force the match to go on. That’s a new one. Gallo eventually took the fall for the title.

IWRG (SUN) 06/06 Arena Naucalpan [DJ Spectro]
1) Eterno b Máscara Magnífica
2) Daga & Hijo del Pantera b Alan Extreme & Magia Negra
3) Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Súper Fly b Cerebro Negro, Freelance, Suicida
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan b Trauma I & Trauma II and Maldito Jr. & Tozawa and El Hijo del Diablo & Gringo Loco
5) CIMA b Dr. Cerebro [IWRG WELTER]

Black Terry Jr. went to TripleMania, so no videos of this show unless TeleFormula actually shows a new episode someday. Not totally sure about the teams in the four way tag, except the Piratas beat the Traumas.

CIMA picks up the Welterweight Championship for the second time; he beat Dr. Cerbero for it back in 1998, in the pre-Toryumon days. CIMA is out of town after these days, but it looks like DragonGate and IWRG will be doing more in the future. IWRG was doing nothing with this title and only brought it back to get it to CIMA, so it affects them very little. It would be neat if IWRG actually beat someone in a promotion feud but there’s no expectation of that happening. DragonGate Mexico should be entertaining, anyway.

As expected, the Los Perros run in last night seems to have united AAA & the Legion against them. The post match press conference was Marisela, Octagon, Dorian and Konnan all talking about coming together to fight off the Perros. Dorian made peace with his mom, though Konnan doesn’t seem to like the idea of the Legion working with AAA. They made a point of noting all the new champions; with all of them being non-Legion, I think the “Legion wins all the titles before the end of the year” plot has been dropped.

The Press-Enterprise has photos of the Masked Warriors taping. Turnout looks pretty good. A post on SoCal Uncensored says it was 80% full. It was good day for selling lucha libre tickets. Looks like Rellik worked the show. Haven’t seen results from this show yet.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

06/06 CMLL Arena Mexico Results (Sin Salida)

CMLL (SUN) 06/06 Arena Mexico [La WagnerMania, Notimex, Espaldas Planas, Cesar, SuperLuchas, Ovaciones (PDF), @CMLLmagazine]
1) Demus 316 & Pierrothito b Bam Bam & Shockercito
2) Metro, Rush, Stuka Jr. b Histeria, Maniaco, Monsther
3) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Shocker DQ El Alebrije, Olímpico, Psicosis
4) Máscara Dorada, Místico, Mr. Águila DQ Averno, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]
5) Gigante Bernard, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 b Brazo de Plata, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Strong Man
6) Máximo b Taichi [hair]

Not sure if/when this is air. Usual practice is the relevos match and hair match go to Fox Sports, and Olimpico/Fantasma and Bernard/Strong Man go to 52MX, but they may run it differently for it being a major show.

Maximo blocked a ‘rana and powerbombed Taichi for the deciding pinfall. Taichi cried while his head was shaved.

Bernard destroyed Strong Man, attacking his left arm enroute to a win. It read like they were writing Strong Man out for the moment, but he is scheduled to be in Puebla tonight for a near rematch of this semimain (Shocker in for Rayo.)

The most interesting development of the night was Volador’s apparent rudo turn. Before the fourth match, Averno made one last appeal for Mistico team with him again, but Mistico refused. Averno and Volador then revealed matching masks, and Volador worked the match completely as a rudo. It remains to be seen if this will carry over from this match – it may be Volador will just be a rudo when he faces Mistico, so they can continue doing those matches – but it came off as a full rudo turn here. Volador attempted to toss his mask to Mistico to draw the DQ, but Tirantes Sr. caught him and called for the DQ. Mask challenges all around. Doing a mask match out of this for the Anniversary show is far quicker than CMLL likes, but there’s nothing else on this level for an Anniversary main event.

Tirantes Sr. worked a couple matches on this show, but refereed them without bias. No rudo spots; if anything, they made sure to set up him in situations where he could make the rudo call just to have him not do it and prove a point.

Hector Garza ran in the tercera, attacking his old Angeles Rebeldes friends just as it looked like Alebrije was going to submit to the reinera. The tecnicos and Monito were all laid out after that match.

Shockercito was hurt after the opener; sounded like Demus’ double underhook piledriver was his finish.

Crowd was said to be 90% full, which means CMLL probably beat AAA in number of tickets sold. AAA charged more for their tickets, so they easily had the larger gate.

06/06 AAA TV Results (DF) – TripleMania

Update: AAA says LA Park won. HOORAY.

one last run thru

AAA TV (SUN) 06/06 Palacio de los Deportes, DF [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Luchas2000, Estrellas del Ring, MedioTiempo, Luchando Libre, La WagnerMania, SuperLuchas]
1) Octagoncito b Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mascarita Divina, Mini Histeria, Mascarita Sagrada, La Parkita, Mini Chessman, Mini Psicosis [AAA MINI, Ladder]
2) Jennifer Blade, Rain, Sexy Star b Cinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, Mari Apache [loser is a maid]
3) Silver King & Último Gladiador b Atsushi Aoki & Go Shiozaki and James Storm & Robert Roode and Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario [AAA TAG]
4) Alex Koslov, Chessman, Hernandez b Heavy Metal, Octagón, Pimpinela Escarlata [seconds hair, cage]
5) Abyss & Cibernético b Vampiro & Zorro
6) Jack Evans b Nosawa, Christopher Daniels, Extreme Tiger [AAA CRUISER]
7) Dr. Wagner Jr. b Electroshock [AAA HEAVY]
8) LA Park defeated La Parka Jr. [identity]

Air Date Wild Guesses:
Mexico: 12/26, 01/02/10
US: 01/08/10, 01/15

Video seems to be slowly going up here

WarriorsX2000 says he’s putting the video up on this page on Wednesday.

Putting the main event together

  • Still waiting for the official AAA results. However, all the mainstream press is under the impression LA Park won the main event and is now La Parka. Most of the fans at the building believed this too – many of them left after the main event ended, and whatever Maricela Pena announced wasn’t done until after El Tri performed. The show went over four hours, so it’s no surprise people left instead of sticking around the concert, and they probably planned the timing of the announcement with that in mind.
  • Regardless of what they end up calling this finish, LA Park is going to spend the rest of his life claiming he won this match and no one much is going to argue with him. AAA must be supremely confident Park is not walking out on them, because Park has everything he wants out of this feud at the moment.
  • In a post show press conference, Dorian Roldan said LA Park won the match. That should not be read as a heel character backing up his man, because it appears Dorian turned tecnico as part of the finish. Add to that Konnan and Vampiro having issues in Vampiro’s match, and AAA may be in the midst of a widespread reshuffling of tecnico vs rudo sides.
  • The Perros del Mal appearance would’ve been more dramatic if AAA & Los Perros had not told everyone it was happening. It wasn’t just the internet hardcores who knew, because the initial AAA press release got picked up in the papers and was talked about in previews of the show. Perro said they still considered LA Park one of them, strongly hinting at a run in this match, so it was just a matter of waiting for the spot to happen. It did not help AAA sell out the show – consensus is between 85% and 90%, still good numbers but not the full house.The Perros run-in featured just about everyone who was available to run in, including Super Crazy and midcard guys like Pesadilla & Ragde, a guy in a black ski mask who might have forgotten his actual mask (Leo?), and Damian 666’s yet-to-debut son (who many assumed was a new Pequeno Damian 666.) X-Fly had his belt, and I’m rooting for it to somehow end up back with AAA before this angle is over. Skayde’s crew was not there, and I don’t think the minis were there either. Charly Manson, Hijo del Lizmark, (Super) Nova and Marco Corleone were all in California for the Masked Warrior shows, so we probably won’t know if/how they fit in here until the next TV taping on 06/13.In a bit where everyone was wearing black pants and a black Perros del Mal shirt, Black Warrior wore the whitest white vest and pants he could possibly find, and no Perros del Mal logo. Somewhere, Sangre Azteca just nods his head sadly.
  • The Perros del Mal run in was completely like an Invasion, and they appear to be setting up a AAA vs Perros del Mal War. Which means half of what Perro Aguayo Jr. said at his press conference was a lie, and calls question into the other half (they’re not going away as a promotion.) I wonder if other sites will call him on that this morning?

And everything else, based on reading results and listening to the stream

  1. AAA did not do a great job explaining what was going on in a few matches. This was one – AAA would talk about Abismo defending against all the minis, but who those minis were rarely clarified.The minis had issues reaching the belt – too high, ladder too low – and La Parkita (shoulder), Mini Histeria (neck? head?) and Mini Abismo Negro (unclear? excuse for losing?) were all mentioned as injured after this match.
  2. Hijo de Tirantes refereed this mach, and directly helped the rudas to win. That was the finish to the hair match, and I suspect this was a lot the same quality as that match. After the match, Gran Apache appeared to argue the finish, but Konnan ordered the tecnicas to go to the back and start their 30 days of maid service right now.Konnan was all over the show. He did color commentary, talked about the background of all the international guys, got involved in matches and may have still be communicating with backstage. There were long stretches during matches where he didn’t anything, but then that might have not been because he was talking to someone else as much as having too many commentators (Jesus Zingia, Dr. Morales, Arturo Rivera, Konnan – and there might have been one more.)
  3. Announcers were embarrassingly ill prepared for the Japanese team. They started to announce them as “Nosawa”, then went silent for a long time, before someone figured out Go and Aoti’s actual names. During the match, they didn’t even try to use their names. They weren’t much better with Beer Money, though at least when Arturo asked Konnan halfway during the match which one was which, Konnan was able to explain it to them. If you did not already know the outsider teams (and most people watching this show would not), you would’ve found it very hard to care about themMatch sounded like it was good. Both four ways were elimination style, and the followed the usual pattern of the team who eliminates another team is the next team to lose. Order of elimination was Team NOAH, Heramandad (with Konnan interfering) and Beer Money clean to Silver King & Ultimo GladiadorIn another invasion angle that was given away well ahead of time, IWRG’s Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. & Hijo de Cien Caras (actually the brother of LA Park) attacked the new champions after the match. These two sides have been feuding in IWRG, and they’re probably doing a tag title match there in the next couple of weeks. Dinamitas Juniors got promo time to explain the angle (which needed to be done), so this was a pretty nice bit for IWRG.
  4. AAA must’ve sent out a press release updating the match listings, because LuchandoLibre knew this was a cage match. AAA’s own site did not list this as a cage match, and the TV episodes did not make that clear. Putting up a cage and taking it down added a lot of dead time to a show that was already lengthy. Without having seen the match, it’s tough to tell if it was worth it. They did use the cage to do some spots, including a Hernandez dive and Chessman doing a moonsault. Order of escape was Octagon, Alex, Pimpi, Herndanez and Chessman. It was a bit of a surprise to see Heavy Metal to take the loss.Piero got his head shaved after the match, and was bald when he refereed the title match later on. As usual on the big shows, Copetes reappeared to work as a unbiased referee.
  5. Abyss & Cibernetico vs Vampiro & Zorro was the match it figured to be. Finish continued the Konnan/Vampiro issue they’ve talked about since Vampiro returned. Konnan tried to throw powder at Cibernetico but got Vampiro, and Cibernetico chokeslammed him for the win.The Legion ran out to attack Cibernetico after the match, but Cibernetico fought them all off. At the time, that seemed really odd, but now they might have been closing a door. Hermandad helped him out a bit as well. After that was over, Vampiro and Konnan argued at the announce desk.
  6. Cruiserweight Title match also sounded good, though it had a strange moment. Opening match tecnico Relampago appeared in an Extreme Tiger mask, then took it off. This confused Tiger (and to be fair, also the rest of the universe), which led to his pin. Relampago is apparently now a rudo, and perhaps this means Extreme Tiger is being moved away from the Cruiserweight Title for the time being.Order of elimination was Nosawa (all the Japanese guys went down first), Tiger, and Daniels. Crowd was very happy with Jack winning the title.
  7. After a cage match, a brawl, and a high spot match, Wagner vs Electroshock worked a slow technical match. It was getting late by this point, and the crowd was not happy with their dedication to mat work, booing portions of this match. Wagner eventually got the win and the title clean with a Wagner Driver.Mesias returned to present Dr. Wagner Jr. with a title. If they’re setting up another Wanger vs Mesias match, I may shut the site down. Electroshock was gracious in defeat, shaking Wagner’s hands.
  8. Crowd seemed more behind Park all night. Match was booked with the idea they’d be behind Parka.Just to go over the end game: Original referee (Copetes?) is knocked out of the ring. Rudo Park gets the advantage and gives Parka a martiente. Parka never moves for the rest of the show. Joaquin Roldan hits the ring to protest this move, and Park shoves him down, though he wipes out Dorian while an elbow swinging around. Park goes to grab the referee to make the count, but he’s still out. Dorian recovers, picks up a chair, and hits Park with it three times, laying out LA Park. Halloween and Damian rush out from the back, clear out Dorian, and drag LA Park on top of Parka. Hijo de Tirantes is right behind the Perros, and counts the pins. The rest of the Perros hit the ring after the match and celebrate, with the AAA wrestlers only turning up later.

06/06 (TripleMania 18 & Sin Salida) live results + chat

Chat is here. Starts at 5 – link may now work.

Scheduled of events
5:00pm (all times central): Sin Salida kicks off
7:30pm: TripleMania scheduled to start
6:44: TripleMania starts (?? – time zone confusion somewhere)
8:00pm: CMLL finishes
10:00pm: we’re all sick of this
11:30pm: TripleMania ends

I should be updating events both here and on Twitter, and generally losing my mind. Join us!

Update!: I will also be cooking spaghetti. More breaking news as events warrant.

Update2!: spaghetti was OK. Forgot the biscuits I was going to make. Will work on that.

Low quality stream here: http://es.justin.tv/enelring18

People we’re watching for results
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CMLL (SUN) 06/06 Arena Mexico
1) Demus 316 & PierrothitoBam Bam & Shockercito

– Straight falls for the renamed Pequeno Damian 666. Shockercito took a stretcher ride, so I guess Demus is still using the double underhook piledriver.

2) Metro, Rush, Stuka Jr.Histeria, Maniaco, Monsther

Tirantes worked this match. Tecnicos took 1 & 3. First match for Monsther in Arena Mexico in 17 years.

3) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Shocker DQ El Alebrije, Olímpico, Psicosis

DQ for Hector Garza running in. Invasors are 0-2. That’s, uh, different booking. Invasors did destroy the tecnicos after the match to get something back.

4) Máscara Dorada, Místico, Mr. Águila DQ Averno, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]

Averno came out with the combo Averno/Mistico mask and offered to Mistico. Mistico said no. Averno & Volador then revealed they were wearing matching masks. Volador worked the mask as a rudo, and the crowd got behind Mistico. DQ for the rudos when Volador (I think) tossed his mask to draw a DQ but was caught. Mistico & Volador are back to mask vs mask challenges.

5) Gigante Bernard, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000Brazo de Plata, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Strong Man

Bernard not only won again, but he hurt Strong Man’s arm, who needed medical assistance.

6) MáximoTaichi [hair]

Two shot falls and one long one.

TripleMania is underway

AAA TV (SUN) 06/06 Palacio de los Deportes, DF
1) OctagoncitoMini Abismo NegroMini Charly MansonMascarita DivinaMini HisteriaMascarita SagradaLa ParkitaMini ChessmanMini Psicosis [AAA MINI, Ladder]

Parkita & Chessman weren’t announced for the match. Octagoncito is new champion. AAA’s facebook says Mini Abismo Negro is getting medical attention. SuperLuchas says La Parkita also appears to have hurt his shoulder.

2) Jennifer Blade, Rain, Sexy StarCinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, Mari Apache [loser is a maid]

Right. No surprise there. There was some confusion because Luchas2000 had the opposite finish. 30 days start now. Hijo de Tirantes was ref and helped the rudos, so this was every TV match ever.

3) Silver King & Último Gladiador vs Atsushi Aoki & Go Shiozaki and James Storm & Robert Roode and Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario [AAA TAG]

Up now. Announcers started to refer to the NOAH team as “Nosawa”, then had to be told their names. They have no idea who they are, slightly better on the TNA guys.

* Hermandad pinned Team NOAH
* Beer Money beat  Hermandad, with Konnan getting involved
* Silver King & Ultimo Gladiador beat Beer Money to win the titles

After the match, IWRG’s Junior Dinamitas (Hijo de Cien, Mascara Jr.) ran in to attack the new champs and challenge them to a match.

long delay to set up a cage for the next match

Alex Koslov, Chessman, HernandezHeavy Metal, Octagón, Pimpinela Escarlata [seconds hair, cage]

Was never announced as a cage match, but it’s suddenly in a cage. Order of escape is Octagon, Alex Koslov, Pimpinela, Hernandez, and then Chessman. A bit of a surprise when it came down to Heavy Metal and Chessman; Chessman usually finds ways to lose those sorts of matchups.

Box Y Lucha board said the Perros were seen here, but if they were, they were never seen on the PPV broadcast. There was a long commercial break while they took down the cage.

Abyss & CibernéticoVampiro & Zorro

Konnan tries to throw power at Cibernetico, gets Vampiro, Cibernetico chokeslams him for the win. Konnan vs Vampiro = awful last year, would be worse this year. Hernandez and Daniels attack Cibernetico, Cibernetico beats them up. Hermandad turned up here to help, running off Koslov.

Jack EvansNosawaChristopher DanielsExtreme Tiger [AAA CRUISER]

  • Tiger pins Nosawa
  • Tiger was pinned after Relampago came to the ring, wearing a Extreme Tiger mask. That is confusing, but hopefully Tiger is used to people wearing his match.
  • Jack beats Daniels to win the title

7) Dr. Wagner Jr.Electroshock [AAA HEAVY]

Wagner wins, clean via Wagner Driver. Crowd not into the slow, old school title match (which may have as much to do with who was doing it as the style.) Mesias showed up to present Wagner with the belt. Everyone got along after the match.

8) LA Park NC La Parka Jr. [identity]

After a long brawling match, the crowd very much into it (and cheering the rudo), LA Park gives Parka Jr. a martinete. Joaquin hits the ring to protest, and Park knocks him down, but also knocks down Dorian. Both Roldan are down, but Dorian pulls himself up and assualts him with a chair. Damian 666 & Halloween (may not be the correct two) ran in, helped Park get rid of Dorian and put him on top. Hijo de Tirantes counted three, and Park celebrated the win. LA Park was joined by other members of Los Perros del Mal, including Perro Aguayo Jr., X-Fly, Black Warrior, Hijo de LA Park, and Damian’s son (may be why Pequeno Damain is changing his name right now) ran out to celebrate.

After the match, the announcers said the commission had annulled the finish of the match. Maricela Pena announced this to the crowd after El Tri  (the musical performance) was done. They are saying the finish doesn’t count because the Perros ran in.

Comments are open. Chat will be ending soon.

Hiroka, Felino, Sin Salida, Masked Warriors, TripleMania

On yesterday’s 52MX Guerreros del Ring, Hiroka announced she was retiring for a couple years to start a family. She and Mini Damian 666 have talked about this recently in SuperLuchas, so it’s not a big surprise. Hiroka has already been gone for a month, but promised she’s return.

Today’s SuperLuchas cover reveals Felino is the father of Puma King & Tiger Kid. Felino and family had been denying loudly, but everyone suspected that to be the truth.

Sin Salida previews: ESTO, Cesar, Ovaciones – the last two remind us IWRG was supposed to run in during TripleMania (probably to cost UG & Silver King the tag titles), but that Invasion hasn’t been mentioned since the Perros invasion.

TripleMania Previews: Notimex (Parka/Park), SuperLuchas.

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks a the history of the LA Park vs La Parka feud.

Masked Warriors also kicks off with it’s first taping tonight in Palm Springs, CA. If you’re going, let me know how the show goes. There’s an article on PWInsider talking about the commentators, but there were too many blinking ads for me to actually link to it. It’s two people without a lucha background. Minis are supposed to be featured heavily in the early episodes. The roster for that taping includes Oriental, Charly Manson (as Charly Malice), Marco Corleone, Mascarita Dorada, and Hijo del Lizmark, so it would seem unlikely those guys would be making appearances at either of the DF shows. Everyone else seems in play.

Psycho Circus picked up their 600th win in Acapulco. Their win total has quite slowed down.

DJ Spectro remembers El Siberiano.

Robert reviews end of October ’09 AAA & CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 06/10 Arena Naucalpan
1) Imperial vs Tonatiuh
2) Eterno & Hijo del Signo vs Imposible & Silver Boy
3) Suicida, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco
4) Dr. Cerebro vs Bombero Infernal
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo del Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000 Jr. vs Espíritu, Silver King, Último Gladiador

That main sure seems to indicate the run in coming tonight.

CMLL (SUN) 06/13 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala & Horus vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Astro Boy vs Mortiz [lightning]
3) Leono, Tony Rivera, Trueno vs Bronco, Durango Kid, Inquisidor
4) Goya Kong, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Amapola, La Comandante, Mima Shimoda
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Valiente vs El Alebrije, Oriental, Psicosis
6) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Místico vs Averno, Felino, Negro Casas

Another Arena Mexico fan appreciation day.

This is the same day as the finals of the Best of the Super Juniors, so this is almost as if CMLL is saying Sombra won’t be involved in that. It may just be a miscommunication of when Sombra’s going to be back; even if he skips out after the match the previous day, it’ll still be a tight fight to make it back here for this match.

No Masked Warriors show, so Oriental makes his debut here as part of the Invasors, which means he’s also left the Perros del Mal. Hope he sticks here.

Goya Kong is one of Porky’s daughters, who was last seen in Puebla earlier this year. Odd place for a lightning match.

Sin Salida & TripleMania Preview

CHAT plans: Tentative plan for the day is to open the chat at 5 (Central Time). That’s when CMLL’s show is starting, and we can talk about the last hour of AAA while reading twitter updates from @cmllmagazine. Or, you can wait until 7:30pm, when TripleMania’s PPV starts. (Or wait until 8, when TripleMania probably actually starts.)

TripleMania and chat will probably wrap something around 11:30, so you may want to fade in and out during the evening. I’ll be covering the shows in the usual methods, so check in you want.

There’ll be a news post sometime before the show. Plenty of good stuff that’ll be overshadowed by the end of the evening. SPOILER: CMLL thinks Sombra isn’t winning the BOSJ or forget how long he’s gone.

And now, to the preview…

Mr. Trueno defeats Gallo to win the title, and they actually have the belt this time and everyone. No one pays attention to Mictlan.

CIMA wins the IWRG Weltweight title, and we don’t hear about it for another year. Unless I’m supposed to take the DragonGate Mexico sign seriously.

For everything else:
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06/16 AAA TV Lineup (SLP)

AAA TV (WED) 06/16 Auditorio Miguel Barragan de San Luis Potosi
1) Gato Eveready, Gran Apache, Relampago vs Billy Boy, Decnnis, El Brazo
2) Alan Stone & Chris Stone vs Cuervo & Escoria
3) Heavy Metal, Jack Evans, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Alex Koslov, Chessman, Kenzo Suzuki
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Octagón vs Electroshock & Último Gladiador
5) Cibernético, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario vs Hernandez, Vampiro, Zorro

Lineup via KrisZ

2010 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date  (#942)
Mexico: 06/20
US: 07/03

What can we figure out about Sunday’s finishes by this lineup for after Sunday? Probably not much, because they haven’t told anyone who’s winning, and that might extend to those who are scheduling this lineup. Those interpromotional matches Perro is hoping for don’t appear to be on the cards, but maybe they’ll be changed.

Billy and Gran Apache! It’s been over a year since their last TV match, but they can’t escape each other. In much the same fashion, I think Billy and Decnnis should work the match around Gato Eveready unmasking spots.

Stones matched up with Sect on the last taping, and will on the next. It’s the Stones and the Sect, so I believe someone was paying attention over someone has a plan for them.

My guess is Jack vs Alex is the central feud of the tercera. Chessman still not mixing it up with whoever will be the champ.

Electroshock and Wagner rematch. Surprising to see no sign of Silver King.

No sign of Tiger, the women, or the minis.

Latin Lover & Hector Garza, Perros/AAA, Mistico not interested in Invaders

CMLL (FRI) 06/04 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchasCesarFuego en el RingOvaciones]
1) Astro Boy & SenseiMortiz & Semental
2) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño WarriorAstral, Mascarita Dorada, Último Dragoncito
3) VirusValiente [lightning]
4) Máscara Dorada, Metro, Stuka Jr. DQ Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Héctor Garza, Terrible, Texano Jr.La Máscara, Máximo, Volador Jr.
6) Atlantis, Gigante Bernard, Último GuerreroShocker, Strong Man, Toscano

Gigante Bernard continues to be not just undefeated, but perfect. He won last week in straight falls, and won this week in straight falls. The match was built around teasing Bernard/Strong Man. When they finally were left alone in the second, Bernard won clean.

The big angle of the night took place over the 45th and 5th matches. The judges for a world dancing reality show were presented in the ring as a special guests, and one of those judges just happened to be former dancing reality show winner Latin Lover. Latin Lover stuck around to watch from the first row. Poder Mexica made a point of taunting before their match, but that seemed that. After the semimain, Hector Garza extended a handshake to his old friend Latin. Latin accepted it – and Garza attacked. The two brawled on the arena floor, Terrible & Texano aiding Garza until security broke it up. Garza, supposed leader of the Invasors, declared this as his house and warned Latin that he wasn’t going to let him do anything in it. Backstage, Latin talked about coming back to Arena Mexico for a match to settle this.

There’s video of the fight on YouTube. Latin was clearly meant to be a tecnico. Both the tecnico and the rudo fans rejected him, booing him, though some women’s fans were behind him. He doesn’t appear to be part of the Invaders, which is where we thought this was heading when word of his appearance leaked out Friday night. They’ve steadfastly ignored that angle on this show, including Garza himself with those comments.

On Twitter, Dorian Roldan called Latin’s appearance as CMLL “becoming a branch of AAA”. While he made his fame in AAA, Latin was first a very popular wrestler in Monterrey, and then wrestled in CMLL for a few months before joining Pena’s promotion.

Back in the fourth match, tecnicos won when Dragon Rojo fouled Dorada. Rudos made title challenges, tecnicos made mask challenges.

Virus beat Valiente, then asked for a title shot. He’ll get it next week.

Mini Warrior pulled Dorada’s mask and covered him for the win.

Mask Mania says Sin Salida airs on Samurai TV on July 7th, which also means no Infierno en el Ring.

Los Perros del Mal held a press conference to explain their association with AAA. (Reports from R de Rudo and the Gladiatores.) They did not specific what they would be doing at TripleMania, but concentrated on the framework for the partnership. Perro Aguayo Jr. spent most of the press conference repeating that his promotion was not going away or merging into AAA, and not doing an invasion angle, but it was just two like promotions doing inter promotional matches to make things more interesting for the fans. Perro pitched Halloween & Damian vs Nicho & Lider as the sort of dream match which could now be done. (Fun fact: you know who beat Nicho & Lider to win the tag titles? Extreme Tiger and Halloween. None of the possible matches are that new or fresh.)  Perro also proposed their heavyweight champion, X-Fly, versus AAA’s heavyweight champion. X-Fly is so over, MedioTiempo thought he was Zumbido. Perro somehow compared Sombra vs Volador to Damian vs Hijo de LA Park in a way I didn’t toally understand, but I think he believes Los Perros top guys are as important as the top guys elsewhere.

That would be something. Based on who was brought up here, I’d expect the Perros crew showing up tomorrow to be Perro, Damian, Halloween, X-Fly, Hijo de LA Park (obvious where he’d get involved; Perro made a point of saying LA Park was still a member of Los Perros) and Super Crazy. I believe it was LuchandoLibre’s Twitter which said Hijo de Lizmark might also be involved, but his name was not brought up here. Neither was Charly Manson.

The Gladiatores and Estrellas del Ring add more details to Thursday’s IWRG show

  • IWRG guys refused to tag in and out to Gato Everady, except Pantera. Cats got to stick together.
  • Ola Malidita won in straight falls

On a slower day, this would be the headliner: Mistico & Volador belittle the invaders and invasion angle, talk about how they really rather fight each other. Volador says he has no interest in fighting Mr. Aguila, Mistico says Dinamitas are the old lucha and he’s the best lucha. Mistico says the invaders are being given spots they no longer deserve, and have no credibility. This is meant to hype Sin Salida, and fails in every measure. There are quotes from Shocker, who actually builds up the meaning of CMLL defending itself in this feud.

BOSJ update: Sombra lost to Davey Richards via pinfall, dropping him to 2 and 2 and 4 points. If Sombra were to win out against Liger, Kushida and Devitt to reach 10 points, he could get into a tie for the last spot. It’s a long shot.

Juvi has a new CD out. He was signing copies on Friday and will be performing at the Lucha Libre Expo. He says he’s getting the music on iTunes too. Can’t wait.

Ras de Lona notes

  • What I assume is Delta’s injury was shown during the highlights of that match. He attempted a inside out springboard diving headscissors onto Nosferatu, but didn’t get his legs wrapped around the rudo’s head and ended up with self powerbomb onto the floor.
  • Gigante Bernard explains he was a San Diego Charger, but decided to get into wrestling so he could beat up more people. Also, Universo 2000 had better things to do than show up for his Ras de Lona interview to hype Sin Salida.
  • Bernard/Strong Man got a special music video and face to face interview. Gigante Bernard was especially amusing here.
  • In a quick news bite, Pequeno Damian 666 was said to be reborn as “Demus 3:16”, which will be a pain to type. At least he keeps the numbers on his head.
  • And, there was different lineup for Friday then CMLL announced today.

Kcidis previews Parka vs Park

Cesar is critical of LA Park and previews this week’s lineups.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 06/11 Arena Mexico
1) Metálico & Starman vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
2) Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Rush vs Cancerbero, Euforia, Raziel
3) Máscara Dorada, Metro, Stuka Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
4) Valiente vs Virus [MEX WELTER]
5) Brazo de Plata, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Shocker vs Atlantis, Gigante Bernard, Último Guerrero
6) Hijo del Fantasma, Místico, Negro Casas vs Héctor Garza, Olímpico, Volador Jr.

Ras de Lona had the title match, but also Shocker/Brazo de Plata/Hijo del Fantamsa vs Hector Garza/Mr. Aguila/Olimpico and Strong Man vs Gigante Bernard instead of the top two. That TV show clearly was building to that singles match. Perhaps Strong Man has somewhere else to be? Perhaps Rayo gets the pin on Gigante Bernard instead? Perhaps.

I guess Volador & Mistico won’t be done on Friday. Title match should be awesome.

IWRG (SUN) 06/13 Arena Naucalpan
2) Eragon & Némesis vs Alan Extreme & Comando Negro
3) Chico Che, Freelance, Suicida vs Fishman Jr., Hijo del Signo, Trauma II
4) Hijo del Cien Caras & Máscara Año 2000 vs Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan [super libre]
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Tinieblas Jr., Trauma I, Veneno

Not sure where the Thursday lineup is. Semimain seems to indicate an outcome to this week’s four way tag match. The team of Tinieblas, Trauma I, and Veneno are the men to end the streak!

Nemesis is a former Junior Pirata. Or was a former Junior Pirata. I can’t keep track any more.

CMLL (SUN) 06/13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Tondar vs Titanio
2) El Divino & Leo vs Acertijo & In Memoriam
3) Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro vs Exterminador & Malefico
4) Metro, Rush, Sagrado vs Misterioso II, Pólvora, Shigeo Okumura
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Shocker vs Máscara Año 2000, Olímpico, Universo 2000

Rayo’s promised return to Guadalajara

Mexico loses to Japan, CMLL, BOSJ

IWRG (THU) 06/03 Arena Naucalpan [@gladiatores]
1) Comando Negro b Keshin Black
2) Tokoa Nakagawa b Ayumi
3) Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco b Suicida, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Bombero Infernal, Maldito Jr., Samot b Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
5) CIMA, Kenzo Suzuki, Nosawa, Tozawa b Gato Eveready, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Pantera, Veneno

Not only an all rudo night, but Mexico falls to Japan. IWRG is depressing, crushing promotion.

Previews of today’s Arena Mexico show: Notimex, Ovaciones, ESTO. No one cares about today’s Arena Mexico show; whatever they do will be build to Sunday’s show. The Ovaciones article that, thru the World Cup, CMLL will give free passes to anyone in a Team Mexico jersey.

Sombra won his match over Gedo in today’s Best of Super Junior match with what sounds like his rope flip moonsault, bringing him up to 2-1 and 4 points. NJPW’s YouTube channel has put up his last match in the tournament, versus Kota Ibushi.

La Parka Jr. just now realized he stands to gain absolutely nothing if he wins his match against LA Park. Probably should’ve figured that before signing the contract. Parka suggests, if he should lose, he’ll call himself something like “LA Parking” and just change his mask a little. It’s good no one is reading this interviews, they’re not helping.

Arturo Rivera was on a gossip show, showing footage of LA Park being slapped by Marisela Pena and throwing bottles at the crowd. Must not be a big deal if they’re showing it on other shows.

Todoluchas wonders who will be added to the AAA Hall of Fame at TripleMania. They’re adding someone to the AAA Hall of Fame at TripleMania? I haven’t seen that mentioned on the website or the TV show so far, but they didn’t add any one at Rey de Reyes so I’d believe this.

Marco Corleone promotes the first Masked Warrior taping on Sunday, says they have “the most athletic individuals in the world on our roster.” They do have Mascarita Dorada, I’m not sure I should argue this.

Dark Unicorn/Hailey Hatred has been suspended from wrestling in Monterrey for wrestling unmasked before she lost her mask. They didn’t realize this until she lost his mask?

IWRG says Dr. Wagner Jr. is coming in on Thursday.

Ultimo Guerrero signed autographs at Solar’s shop.

Nuevo Dia has an interview with local Nogales wrestler Xxtruendo.

Ras de Lona #100 has cake. I suspect tomorrow’s episode will be all 6/6 build up as well, but maybe from the Invasors side.

LuchaWorld has Slammin’ Stan #34.